Microsoft yesterday rolled out Windows 10 KB4471331 to deliver the patch prepared by Adobe for zero-day Flash Player vulnerability which could allow the attackers to trigger execute arbitrary code on vulnerable machines.
Microsoft notes that the update is rolling out to all supported versions of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. You will receive this update on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, April 2018 Update, Fall Creators Update and older.
According to the Microsoft document, the update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player that is installed on any of the operating systems listed below.
In a support page, Adobe has also acknowledged and detailed the vulnerability CVE-2018-15982. The company says that the vulnerability is being exploited in wild so you’re recommended to install the update as soon as possible.
The vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2018-15982 which is present in Flash Player 126.96.36.199 on Windows, Linux and macOS.
How to get the patch
To make it easier for users to patch their PCs, Microsoft has released an out-of-band security update for supported Windows 10 devices. All popular operating systems are affected by the found Flash Player vulnerabilities and if you use Windows 10, you can head to the Settings -> Update & Security and grab the new patch for Adobe Flash Player.
The update will download and install in a few minutes but if you’d like to patch multiple PCs manually, you can grab the offline installers from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Adobe Flash Player KB4471331 Download Links for Windows 10
Windows 10 KB4471331 for Adobe Flash Player Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit.
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